The Future of Mobility is on our Doorstep

The Future of Mobility is on our Doorstep By Bronagh Loughlin It’s been a long time coming, but finally we are seeing the mobility sector being completely disrupted. With congestion on the rise, pollution increasing and public-transport not coping with the pressures, cities are realising it is not a sustainable model. People are embracing the idea of shared mobility, autonomous vehicles and connected roads to build a truly efficient and resilient mobility ecosystem. When it […]

The New World of Work Can Drive Sustainable Business Models

The New World of Work Can Drive Sustainable Business Models By Bronagh Loughlin We are watching our world break down. Our oceans are filling up with plastic, our air is being polluted each day and all the while animals are becoming extinct and sea levels are rising. The effects of climate change are very real, from droughts to fires to storms and much more.   The COVID-19 pandemic led to a lockdown that saw most people […]

How Stewardship Can Accelerate Sustainable Change in Business

How Stewardship Can Accelerate Sustainable Change in Business By Bronagh Loughlin  We’re currently watching our world struggle for survival. Sea levels are rising, temperatures are increasing, extreme weather disasters are occurring and we are yet to tackle the plastic pandemic among many other things.  Among this, although far from most of us, people are losing their livelihoods as a direct result of climate change. They do not have access to their basic needs such as […]

Using Inclusive Business to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Using Inclusive Business to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals By Bronagh Loughlin We’re living in scary times of uncertainty. Not only are we learning to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic but our planet is continuing to be wounded by our actions right in front of our eyes.   From rapidly burning fossil fuels to chopping down rainforests and watching many species become extinct to the levels of single-use plastic we allow to enter our oceans and […]

How Philanthropy Can Drive Sustainable Change

How Philanthropy Can Drive Sustainable Change By Bronagh Loughlin  According to The World Bank, 140 million people could be displaced by climate change by 2050. We are in an extreme climate emergency and we have no more time to waste when it comes to saving our planet. Imagine we could stop the natural world from being destroyed and instead restore it and allow it to thrive. It would be incredible to achieve this vision. The […]

Systemic Change Towards Sustainability in Business

Systemic Change Towards Sustainability in Business By Bronagh Loughlin Sustainability is becoming a huge buzz word and a big trend when it comes to marketing, advertising, selling and purchasing products. Sustainability practices are being adopted by many businesses, big and small.   However, there are still lots of businesses that are yet to make efforts to become more sustainable, knowing the impact their business model has on the environment. Systemic change towards sustainability in business is […]

How Caring for the Environment Helps to Care for your Mental Health

How Caring for the Environment Helps to Care for your Mental Health By Bronagh Loughlin The potential impacts of climate change are well known – we see news regularly about extreme weather events, flooding, droughts and the impact all of this has on infrastructure and agriculture.   However, we don’t often hear about the impact of climate change on our mental health. World Mental Health day (10th October) has just passed and it’s important to bring […]

Is bamboo really the sustainable hero we’re looking for?

Is bamboo really the sustainable hero we’re looking for? You might have noticed your colleagues sipping their Dalgona coffees through reusable bamboo straws, or quietly admired the sleek grace of that new bamboo boardroom table. You may have seen the new bamboo fashion labels, or even been served your favourite dish on a bamboo dinner plate lately. Bamboo is getting a lot of attention again. From bamboo coffee cups to bamboo toothbrushes, flooring, furniture, and […]

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Financial Inclusion

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Financial Inclusion By Bronagh Loughlin  Many of us in Ireland and other parts of the world cannot even begin to imagine what it would be like not having access to financial services. We swipe our cards each day, visit our local branch to withdraw or deposit, apply for loans and much more. It may seem surprising but according to Universal Financial Access 2020, around 2 billion people […]

The Importance of Sustainable Beauty

By Bronagh Loughlin When we think of the beauty industry we think of glamorous photo shoots with gorgeous models, seductive bottles of perfume, daily rituals designed to make us look more appealing, and makeup to hide our flaws.  We seldom think about the beauty industry in terms of sustainability. The beauty industry has a very important duty toward sustainability. One of the greatest problems that the industry needs to urgently address is the plastic packaging […]

Transforming our Food System to Ensure a Sustainable Future

By Bronagh Loughlin Our environment and ecology have become an area of concern for us over the last number of decades. The current farming methodologies we use are not sustainable and they have a big impact on the overall ecology and biodiversity of an area.  Alongside this, they have a huge impact on human and animal health. There are numerous examples of unsustainable techniques used in modern agriculture: the use of chemicals and manufactured fertilizers, […]

Why we need to embrace a Green Recovery

By Bronagh Loughlin The covid-19 pandemic poses the question how we can recover economically. The pandemic has triggered a global slowdown and leaders are always trying to discover ways to stimulate their countries’ economies.   The approaches they take in order to stimulate economic growth will indeed have long-lasting effects. Therefore, these approaches need to be chosen with caution.   What governments need to avoid is trying to boost their economies in the wake of one global […]